The first comment that can guess who owns this awesome back wins a "20 burpee credit." You can get out of 20 burpees, partioned anyway and anytime.
Bench pressing. Is is worth it? Give me some thoughts. The bench press is a part of CrossFit programming but it waits in the shadows. In fact, I think there is only one Headquarters workout, Lynne, that includes it. Designed to improve upper body strength, it is relatively less technical. However, it carries a very serious inherent risk that most people don't think about. With this being said, I will speak from personal experience. I may bench press every 8-12 weeks. When I do I find that my strength on it has not diminished and in fact, has gotten better. It doesn't make sense to improve on something you spend so little time with. My personal opinion is that improved core strength and Gymnastic rings have made my bench press stronger.
So back to the question. The bench press can be lethal. You have a barbell, usually loaded with alot of weight hovering above your abdomen, chest, neck, and/or head. These are pretty vital areas we all agree. Imagine losing control of that weight with no one spotting you.
CrossFit has a reputation of being dangerous. Watch the following video. At about 4:27 into it, you will see why. This one has stirred up alot of comments on the discussion board. Keep in mind this incident has nothing to do with CrossFit being dangerous and everything to do with neglect from a coach. Train hard and you will get results. Train smart and you will enjoy your results.